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MSNBC
Apr 24, 2013 3:00pm PDT
under barack obama. in over seven years after 9/11, under george w. bush, how many terrorists reached their target in the united states? zero. we need to ask why is the obama administration failing in its mission to stop terrorism before it reaches its targets in the united states. >> failing in its mission? the administration that got bin laden? congressman wasn't alone. here's republican senator lindsey graham. >> between benghazi and boston, we are letting our guard down and it's beginning to show. >> now it's not just boston. it's benghazi, too. the right wingers are even more extreme. >> yeah, they are all democrats. well, of course they are democrats. joker with a tweet celebrating obama's re-election. i've got the tweet. of course they are all democrats. you think these guys are voting for romney? >> president obama hates this country. he doesn't like america as it was founded and muslims don't either. they hate america. they mate america's founder and that's the bond that they share. >> these are hateful, ugly comments but they are distractions and political stunts that make u
MSNBC
Apr 24, 2013 2:00am PDT
to president obama. thankfully that wasn't true. the twitter account had been hacked by a group called the syrian electronic army. they also took credit for taking over cbs's "60 minutes" news website over the weekend. but that fake news alert sent jitters around the world where the dow plummeted 143 points in just three minutes. >> human beings weren't making these trades, these were computers, algorithms designed to scan the headlines, find negative words and then make profits. >> the white house later reassured the public that the president was fine and noted the secret service is investigating. s.e.c. officials are looking into who profited and lost from the stock market bumps. >>> elsewhere in the world of cyber crime, australian police say they arrested one of the most dangerous internet hackers on the web. the name of the 24-year-old i.t. professional is not being released, but he's been brought in on charges of breaking into and defacing an australian government website. officials said lulzsec is responsible for cyber attacks on the cia, sony pictures, 20th century fox a
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2013 8:00am PDT
the boston p marathon. all of this as president obama gets ready to comfort the victims in that city tomorrow. these are new images in to us from reuters appearing to show a circuit board, timers and other parts of the devices as well. authorities believe each bomb may have weigh ed about 20 pounds. they were packed with nails and ball bearings as well. the fbi says it's found the mangled remains of what appears to be a pressure cooker in a black nylon back that possibly held the bombs. the fbi is also examining photos like this one where you can see what looks like a trash bag next to a mailbox. that same shot just moments after shows a devastating scene. invest garretigators are lookin whether the devices were put in trash bags to hide them. meantime, they continue to ask the public for help in the form of pictures, videos and tips. >> the person who did this is someone's friend, neighbor, co-worker or relative. someone knows who did this. >> former mayor rudy giuliani in office during the 9/11 attacks weighed in on "morning joe," saying people need to give investigators more
MSNBC
Apr 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT
would be such a central part of the debate in president obama's second term? picking up on that, how much of what actually gets done is just sort of the circumstances that occur, the events and crises that draw our attention and how much is presidential skill or the political set of facts in terms of who controls the senate and congress. what is really driving our policy? >> it has been a combination of all those things. that's what's interesting. if you look at smart presidents like lyndon baines johnson became masterful manipulators of the political process to pass legislation including civil rights law that anyone thought was possible. and i think no one would have thought it was even possible to discuss gun control legislation and immigration at the same time at the beginning of barack obama's first term. and yet circumstances changed. in the immigration law, what is driving all this is clearly the poll numbers. that's all that is behind this whole gang of 8 legislative effort. so i think a new sort of deal of the cards, if you will. a new seventh circumstances dramatically can c
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2013 1:00pm PDT
new security concerns at the capitol. a letter addressed to president obama field tested positive for ricin poison. the day after a letter was also sent to senator roger wicker also tested positive for the same substance. >>> we begin with new information about the deadly bombing at the boston marathon. as the president and first lady prepare to travel to boston on thursday. after much speculation this afternoon, the fbi has releasted a statement. they say, quote, contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the boston marathon attack. we do know investigators have identified solid leads from video evidence, including images of a person or persons carrying and dropping bags at the bombing scene. now, these pictures from whdh show a bag near a trash can at the blast site. just one part of the key evidence that investigators are pursuing to try to find the perpetrators. right now, there are conflicting reports as to how close they are to identifying any individuals. we expect more at an fbi briefing within the next hour. right now i want to go str
MSNBC
Apr 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
obama told my old pal, savannah guthrie, about his predecessor on the eve of the grand opening of the george bush presidential library in dallas, texas. >> good morning, this is jenny mcbride coming to you from the spectacular colorado national monument in mesa county, colorado. today's wednesday and it's time for the daily rundown and now, here's chuck todd. >> thanks to jenny for sending that to us from the colorado national monument. you'll always get national parks on the show when you send them from there. my first reads of the morning. as we said, boston's boylston street reopened to the public at 3:30 a.m. this morning and the t is stop iping again as the city tries to return the life after the tragedy just nine days ago. vice president biden travels to cambridge today for the funeral of sean collier. he was killeded allegedly by boston marathon suspects. on capitol hill, lawmakers are raising questions about who knew what and when. the more information congress learns, the more questions they have about whether pre 9/11 problems are back. there's accusations of an intellig
MSNBC
Apr 24, 2013 2:30am PDT
president obama and two other public officials. paul kevin curtis, a part-time elvis impersonatoimpersonator, arrested last wednesday spoke to reporters shortly after his release. >> the last seven days, staring at four gray walls, not really knowing what's happening, not having a clue why i'm there. when you've been charged with something, you just never heard of it, ricin or whatever, i thought they said rice. i said i don't even eat rice. >> yesterday authorities searched the home of another man who is considered an online rival of mr. curtis. he denies having anything to do with the ricin letters. >>> stock markets on edge, temporarily knocked off its axis on tuesday by a single tweet. a hacker broke into the associated press's twitter account and posted that two explosions occurred in the white house and that president obama was injured. moments after that, the twitter account with nearly 2 million followers was suspended. the tweet actually did not disappear, the false message continued to spread because it was retreated more than 4,000 times. the dow lost almos
MSNBC
Apr 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. because today in moving forward in civilian court, the obama administration treated the efforts of certain vocal republicans to troll the president into engaging in a lawless departure from established precedent as exactly that, as trolling on and a half of a ridiculous and illegal proposition. >> he will not be treated as an enemy combatant. we will prosecute this terrorist under u.s. law. united states citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. this is absolutely the right way to go and the appropriate way to go. and when it comes to united states citizens, it is against the law to try them in military commissions. >> and it matters that the white house is treating the idea of holding an american citizen outside of the american legal system as what it is, which is crazy and unacceptable. and it matters that appears to be where americans stand on the issue too. when asked just last week in the midst of the aftermath of the boston bombing, with the images and videos of the horror there, the top of everyone's mind, which worries you more, the government will not go far enough
MSNBC
Apr 18, 2013 10:00am PDT
confused rush of humanity. >> president obama kmsts a city and a nation still coming to grips with monday's bombings. >> it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. not here in boston. we may be momentarily knocked off our feet. but we'll pick ourselves up. we'll keep going. we will finish the race. >> and in a small texas town, the frantic search for survivors after an explosion with the force of a small earthquake rips through a fertilizer plant. leveling dozens of homes, a middle school, a nursing home only blocks away. >> we heard a boom and right after the, right after we heard the boom and the concussion hit. it was enough to -- take your breath away. >> the school is gone. the apartments are gone. it's horrible. >> they are still in the search and rescue process. it is a very slow, methodical search at this point and they are using every available resource they have to do that correctly and make sure we don't miss anything or anybody. >>> here in washington an explosion of anger and frustration over the senate's refusal to pass any gun legislat
MSNBC
Apr 24, 2013 1:00pm PDT
targets in the united states under barack obama. in over seven years after 9/11, under george w. bush, how many terrorists reached their target in the united states? zero. >> so this is an excuse to lament the loss of the great george w. bush as our commander in chief? is that right? >> it's too sickening to comment. but he just passed over who was president when america suffered the greatest international terrorism in our entire history. and the president dismissed notice of it while he was on vacation in texas. so if he's going to charge these acts of terror to president obama, i hope americans are kind enough not to attach what happened in new york on 9/11 to president bush. >> congressman charles rangel, as ever, sir, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, martin. >>> next, with events in boston, the subject of drones becomes murky. stay with us. >> if the purpose of terrorism is to instill fear, you saw none of it here in boston. boston, you sent a powerful message to the world. you hurt my feelings, todd. i did? when visa signature asked everybody what upgraded experiences really ma
MSNBC
Apr 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
respond are missing. more than 160 people have been taken to local hospitals, and president obama has opinion notified. the administration is monitoring this situation via fema which is in contact with state and local officials in texas. here's waco police sergeant patrick swanson just a short time ago. >> there is a significant area around the fertilizer plant that has been destroyed. homes have been destroyed and there are homes flattened and part of that community is gone. >> nbc's charles hadlock is live in the small town of west, texas. charles, what are people saying so far? what's the latest? >> reporter: they say it's a very tedious process, but they are still holding out hope that they will find survivors in the rubble that is left in the northern part of west, texas. the plant itself is on the northeast corner of town, and it exploded last night after fire broke out about 7:30. about 7:45 the fire chief realized the fire was getting out of control. he order his men out, and seven minutes later the whole building exploded. jill jenkins was a triage nurse. she was one of the f
MSNBC
Apr 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
washington including a frustrated president obama and show that to you. as a public service, in our opinion, we feel the need to read all of the names of all the senators who voted no on the issue. an issue supported by 90% of americans. we have a three-hour show and take the time to show you all of those names and perhaps a symbolic disconnect between washington, d.c. and the rest of the country. >>> the investigation into the boston bombings. lots of confusion with some media outlets incorrectly reporting an arrest had been made. pete williams is the best inf te business on this stuff with us ahead on the investigation. with us on the set is mark halpern and former governor howard dean and mike barnicle still in boston and in washington, the huffington post, sam stein. first the latest in west texas. i have reports coming in, joe, say the place looks like a lair literally war zone. charles hadlock has the latest. >> as you reported, the briefing ended here. >> reporter: we will have another one at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. here is what we know so far. at least 160 people have been injured
MSNBC
Apr 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
charged with sending ricin laced letters to president obama and senator roger wicker has been released from custody on bond. the developments came hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing for paul kevin curtis. you might recall he was arrested wednesday. he claimed his innocence. an fbi agent said authorities did not find ricin at his home or vehicle. a news conference is scheduled for later this afternoon. right now, the man charged with sending those ricin letters to president obama and senator wicker released on bond. according to the latest information. and we're also following developing news out of philadelphia. the abortion doctor charged with killing newborns that were born alive. a judge has now dropped some of the charges against him. we'll have the very latest on that breaking news story. plus -- >> we have a broken immigration system. if anything, what we see in boston is that we have to fix and modernize our system for lots of reasons. >> congressman paul ryan defending the need for immigration reform in wake of the boston bombings. but a
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
obama was joined afterwards by gabby giffords and families of newtown victims and delivered one passionate reaction to today's vote which roughly 40% of the american people believe in something, the senate failed to respond. >> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but this effort is not over. >> 90% of the american people support extended background checks and they couldn't get it passed in the representative u.s. senate. >>> let's again with the latest on the investigation up in boston into those bombings. nbc analyst michael leiter was director of the national counterterrorism center and clint van zandt is a profiler. all of this is a key related, battery pack, circuit board, news about the pressure cooker. a piece of it discovered. so much physical evidence and then the picture taken by the video surveillance camera at lord & ta are lo, we've confirmed, it's a picture of someone putting down a black bag, some sort of shopping bag, and then walking away from the bomb site. >> well, it's been a very good day, chris, and it's interesting as we started this
MSNBC
Apr 18, 2013 2:30am PDT
. >>> we want to get you the latest from boston. president obama is set to visit later today. authorities have the face but not the identity of at least one person seen leaving a black bag near the scene of the explosions. they're circulating a photo of a man in a white baseball hat to law enforcement agencies. that, despite a confusing day of reports yesterday, that a suspect had been arrested. they're going through surveillance cameras and civilians. that has helped lead authorities to a person who set down a beautiful bag at the site of the second explosion. authorities have been recovering evidence from the scene, beebes to shrapnel. the pressure cooker. the lid landed on top of a nearby building. they're trying to trace the orig origin. meanwhile, the boston federal courthouse was evacuated yesterday afternoon. employees said they were told a code red was in effect and ordered to leave. all of this added up to a tense day that ended in no resolution. joining us from boston, chris jansing. take us through how president obama will spend his day and the developing situation
MSNBC
Apr 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
obama has been very clear about we're not going to say all boxers might go on to become -- right? that there is a distinction here between what these two people are alleged to have done and the fate they have. but i think the point there when you say they start out as normal people gives me this kind of almost awful feeling like you never know who is around the corner. what you're saying is it is more a psychological story than a sociological one. right? there is something happening internal and that framework which is a framework we use when we apply it to all kinds of other events that happen might also be applicable here. >> we haven't used it with regards to acts of terror committed by someone who professes to be muslim. i think that's the important part of this. whether it's a convert, whether we talk about this spectrum of radicalization, being a muslim doesn't make you more likely to commit an act of terror. that is simply false. as we look at these indications we have to be careful about the way we frame this. frankly that is why this is such an important conversation to
MSNBC
Apr 20, 2013 4:00am PDT
obama then addressed the nation. >> boston police and state police and local police across the commonwealth of massachusetts responded with professionalism, and bravery over five long days. and tonight, because of their determined efforts, we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. >> now, the other suspect that's dzhokhar's older brother, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev was killed friday during a confrontation with police. authorities in boston suspended all mass transit friday and warned roughly 1 million people to stay indoors as the hunt for the remaining suspect played out. the brothers are the suspects in monday's marathon -- boston rather marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 180 others. the men are also suspected of killing an m.i.t. police officer while sitting in his vehicle friday night. let's go to watertown. nbc's luke russert is outside the hospital where the suspect is right now. good morning to you. take us through exactly how this 19-year-old suspect was caught? what are the details you've learned about how all this went down? >
MSNBC
Apr 23, 2013 8:00am PDT
to meet the 60 votes which president obama called shameful. joining me now is democratic senator richard blumenthal from connecticut. max baucus of montana will not run for reelection and he is one who voted against the measure. a liberal group had vowed to target him and others, mark prior of arkansas who voted against the measure. all face reelection in 2014. what do you think of the decision of baucus not to rerun? >> a surprise and a loss to the senate. he is a key figure in tax reform as well as a variety of other measures and extraordinary distinguished career and a decision probably based on family decision and larger career goals and the desire to focus on areas like taxes and other issues. >> as a connecticut senator does that anger you knowing he could have voted yes knowing ahead oft that vote that he was probably not running for reelection and could have helped effort what would have been something, a major positive reform for gun measures? >> what frustrates, disappoints and angers me is the fact that we had 55 votes in the united states senate as well as 90% of the
MSNBC
Apr 22, 2013 9:00am PDT
-year-old victim, krystle campbell began just over an hour ago and at 2:50 p.m., president obama will join the city of boston in a moment of silence, mayor menino will observe the time from boston common. joining me washington bureau chief of the the "huffington post," graham, and the grio editor, joy reid and the deputy director of the "national journal." >> and pete, there's a lot of information that's come out over course of the weekend. we know that the fbi is interrogating dzhokhar tsarnaev. what are they hoping to get from him at this point? >> interrogating may be a bit of a grand word here, because it's certainly not the kind of interrogation they had planned, where they speak to someone. it's being conducted with notes and nods and because he can't speak, he's on a ventilator. so it's a very slow process. but during this period, their government is limited in terms of what they can ask him. because they're doing this public safety exception to the miranda rule. they've not advised him of his rights. so they can only ask about potential threats to public safety. were there oth
MSNBC
Apr 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
complicated is that the obama administration a couple of years ago created the memo for the fbi that basically said not only do you have the immediate public safety exception where you think there's some sort of imminent threat, you know, you cannot read miranda rights and establish that but they said basically that if you -- you can continue to question, you should continue to question, without giving the miranda rights if you have any reason to suspect there's intelligence that can be gained and not related to any immediate threat. and it is a very sort of open-ended and ill-defined zmg a lot of people it seems think -- think this is sort of setting up maybe a court case that could emerge from this. >> yeah. i think that -- the public safety exception as contemplate bid the supreme court 30 years ago was extremely narrow and was meant to cover only sort of immediate exigent questions about some imminent threat. and the obama administration sort of unilaterally expanded it to permit sort of routine intelligence gathering beyond any kind of imminent requirement and that's really problematic. a
MSNBC
Apr 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
changed in this country since 9/11. and former top advisor to president obama, david axelrod, about how the white house is handling this situation. >>> but we begin in boston where the back bay has been transformed into a crime scene sealed off for blocks and law enforcement try to determine who was behind monday's deadly attack at the boston marathon. of course this all began at about ten minutes to 3:00 on monday. about four hours into the race when an explosion went off just yards from the finish line. then about 15 seconds later a second explosion about 500 feet down the road. at least three people were killed in the blasts, one of them was 8-year-old martin richard whose father was in the race. his mother and sister suffered serious injuries. at least 126 people are still hospitalized. ten of them possibly as many as 17 in critical condition following the attack. >> there was cloud everywhere and, yeah, it was loud. it was really, really loud and then people just chaos everywhere. >> there was just families all around us with kids yelling and screaming and -- i mean we just wanted
MSNBC
Apr 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >>> president obama speaking earlier today after being briefed on the bomb blasts that killed three people near the finish line of the boston marathon and injured well over a hundred more. many of those injuries grievous. what is the white house saying at this hour? what are you hearing from the top? >> well, good evening, rachel. senior administration officials tell me that president obama will continue to be briefed on this situation throughout the evening. right now the white house is approaching this as an act of terror. i can read you the latest statement that we have from a senior administration official and i believe we have a graphic of that as well. any event with multiple explosive devices is clearly an act of terror and will be approached as an act of terror. however, we don't know yet who carried out this attack. and a thorough investigation will have to determine whether it was planned and carried outpy a troshist group, foreign or domestic. now i can tell you that is really the key question
MSNBC
Apr 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
obama will travel to boston on thursday to speak at an interfaith service. today, he vowed to find those responsible and labeled the bombings an act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act. and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. it will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice. >> today we also are getting new video of the actual explosions. including the only tape we've seen taken by a woman actually running in the race. [ explosion ] . >> and new radio calls from first responders reveal the chaotic moments just after the explosions. >> we have reports of two explosions here. we have at least a dozen people with serious injuries. >> at least two explosions. a dozen serious injuries, a multiple injury incident. >> authorities are now asking anyone with potential photo or video evidence to come forward and help the in
MSNBC
Apr 23, 2013 6:00pm PDT
obama and mississippi senator roger wicker. curtis is a colorful character describing himself on his facebook page as a karate enthusiast and elvis impersonator but now the stage is a jail house and mr. curtis is facing serious charges. >> elvis impersonator? yeah. there was sort of a side show aspect to the arrest in this case in mississippi last week which i think helped it drop out of the news. the man who was arrested had this amazing online profile as an entertainer that involved being a country singer as you heard there an elvis impersonator, karate, respect the dragon stuff. also the line that was reportedly printed in those ricin letters, the line i am k.c. and i approve this message is a line this individual used in online postings before. specifically in online postings that sometimes seemed a little nutty or a little paranoid. so the combination of details we had made it seem like however dramatic the initial headlines about somebody sending ricin to the white house and a senator the story might basically be over. then today it was finally a press conference in the case an
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Apr 16, 2013 10:00pm PDT
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Apr 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT
preview of the secret agenda you can expect in a second obama administration. in first term i sang al green. in my second term, i'm going with yung jeezy. >> weez s'll see what he does. conan o'brien, the listed funny man. president obama will get a few laughs as well and i will be live from d.c. next weekend, next saturday night, for the play-by-play of the white house correspondents dinner. >>> major flooding in the midwest. dozens of rivers overnid. the mississippi risen ten feet in 36 hours. live to illinois. >>> and old the older tsarnaev brother spent his time. you're watching msnbc, the pla is for politics. >>> family to me is the most important thing. >> when me and my family get together, it's absolute chaos. clusters of pustules, pimples. the soreness was excruciating. it was impossible to even think about dancing. when you're dancing, your partner is holding you. so, his hand would have been right in the spot that i had the shingles. no tango. no rhumba. you can't be touched. for more of the inside story, visit shinglesinfo.com >>> there was a moment of silence at the lo
MSNBC
Apr 16, 2013 3:00am PDT
condition. president obama spoke from the white house yesterday evening. >> we still do not know who did this or why. and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this, we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> a theme of this year's race was 26 miles for 26 victims. a message of remembrance of the newtown school shooting. many of the victims' family members were there at the finish line tent yards from where the blasts occurred. you can imagine that, it is tuesday, april 16th, and we're live in boston this morning, just about five blocks from the site of double bombing, those explosions yesterday near the finish line of the boston marathon. joining us now we have with us for the whole show today, mike barnicle. and in new york, willie geist. you've been covering this since the story broke. we've been listening to your words, your reporting, your words of calm. a day later, how is this sinki
MSNBC
Apr 22, 2013 10:00am PDT
johnson, former general counsel to the department of defense for the obama administration. jay, good to see you again, thank you very much for being with us. you have been involved in so many of these issues. we wanted to talk to you, about your take-away about enemy combatant. judicial decisions in a number of cases can you clarify how long can this exception from your wisdom last. is it the point the arrest. or the point of communication? >> well first of all, it's important to remember that any time dangerous criminal, suspect, is arrested for terrorist acts, our first impulse when that suspect is from a foreign land or is of a certain religion, should not be a reach for the military. the military is not the only answer here. and i warned about that in office, the possibility of over militarization of our common terrorism efforts, it's a whole government effort. second, the notion of designating the suspect as an enemy combatant, i'm not even sure is legal. in this situation. to be part of the enemy force in the congressionally authorized armed conflict from 2001, the suspect would n
MSNBC
Apr 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
will feel the full weight of justice. >> president obama speaking this afternoon at the white house. we're joined now from washington by nbc's pete williams, our justice correspondent. what can you tell us in terms of further leads or directions of the investigation at this point? >> one of them is what you were talking to the congressman about. that's really how many were planted and frankly this is all over the map today. the most up to date information that i have tonight is they now believe there were just two devices. now this is very confusing because at least five other packages found on the street were deemed to be suspicious and were zroied. at first the thinking was some of them were actually explosive devices that didn't go off. but, the best information we have tonight is officials believe none of the other packages contained explosives. so that's one thing that they're looking at. secondly, they stress there is no suspect in custody. but we know that they're talking to a 20-year-old saudi man here on a student visa, he had burns and was running from the area. he is bein
MSNBC
Apr 21, 2013 11:00am PDT
bush and president obama have given to the department of justice the authority to move forward with the type of process that we have going on today. >> do you have questions about the fbi's tracking of the older suspect here who is now dead and whether something was missed? >> of course i do. and i think we should is ask those questions. that's our responsibility. i listened to mike rogers and i thought he laid it out as a former fbi agent himself what we were faced with when we were asked these hard questions. we have to make sure as well, david, we give to the intelligence and law enforcement agencies -- federal, state, and local -- the resources they need to keep america safe. we live in a dangerous world. we live, also, in a free and open society, which we value very much. in order to keep americans safe, at the marathon and every other public event, we need to invest the resources that are necessary for law enforcement. >> is that a call, in fact, for re-examination of whether additional resources are needed to look at home grown terror and the potential for smaller bore attack
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Apr 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
he remained in serious condition. later this very hour, president obama and the city of boston as well as this nation will mark a moment of silence at 2:50 eastern time. the exact moment the first bomb exploded. bells will ring afterward. massachusetts governor deval patrick and thomas menino will be on hand of the neighborhood of 8-year-old vimd martin richard. also today the first funeral was held for the bombing victims. the capacity crowd mourned. krystle campbell, the 29-year-old at the finish line clearing on a friend. and later this evening, boston university will hold a memorial service for lu lingzi, the 23-year-old graduate, the student from china also killed in the blast. meanwhile as crews clean up the crime scene today, new questions about how the fbi interrogated tamerlan tsarnaev before the attacks. >> why didn't the fbi follow up on that? you combine the first interrogation, the first examination plus the subsequent act. when somebody is brought to your attention, you investigate and find nothing and then he carries out murders, you wonder, didn't you miss somethin
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Apr 22, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. >> sure, absolutely. >> one of the things that this administration did early on, and the obama administrations continued a lot of the national security policies in the bush administration, to be clear. but they did establish this high value interrogation target group where we've got high value interrogation subjects, and they have a team that they keep very secret and under wraps that they sort of fly in to do, conduct the most important interrogations. and we have been told that they will be leading the interrogation of the boston suspect. how will that team approach interrogating this young man? >> i think they will do it like any fbi agent or any law enforcement individual will do it. these individuals are trained to collect intelligence from detainees. but also on the same time now we have a suspect who already was read his miranda rights. he already have a lawyer present. and i don't think that should affect any trained interrogator, any trained interviewer in doing their job. we have been doing this for many, many years. we did it against terrorist suspects, organized cri
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Apr 18, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. president obama came to the cathedral of the holy cross today, just a short walk from the finish line of the marathon to talk to boston and the nation about that personal loss. >> our prayers are with the richard family of dorchester. to denise and the young daughter, jane. as they fight to recover. and our hearts are broken for 8-year-old martin with his big smile and bright eyes. his last hours were as perfect as an 8-year-old boy could hope for. with his family, eating ice cream at a sporting event. and we're left with two enduring images of this little boy. forever smiling for his beloved bruins. and forever expressing a wish he made on a blue poster board. no more hurting people. peace. no more hurting people. peace. >> today i visited with the school where those words were written. no more hurting people. peace. the neighborhood house charter school is in the neighborhood where i grew up, dorchester. and it is the richard family school. i saw martin richard's desk in the third grade classroom that he'll never return to. i saw his little sister jane's desk in her first grade classro
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Apr 17, 2013 10:00am PDT
have learned president obama as well. we should calling there's always the possibility of fats positives in the initial screening machines. joining me -- pete, first to you, what are we learning about these letters and the possibility of ricin? >> the possibility is the word, andrea. sent from a single person in mississippi, authorities believe they know who has done this. they've questioned that -- and they're waiting to see what the results are on them. ricin is made from castor beans. we've seen this happen in the past, someone will grind up castor beans, put them in an envelope, and that will trip the indicators that are looking for ricin, sort of like the difference between opium and poppies. they come from the same thing, but they're not the same thing. so they have these preliminary tests that -- for the last decade, no mail goes directly to the white house or lots of other government buildings. they have these -- they can't know for certainly until it's cultured, then they'll examine it. there may be more than these letters. whether it really contains ricin or not, we p
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Apr 17, 2013 1:00am PDT
obama will travel to boston the day after tomorrow to speak at a service at boston's cathedral of the holy cross. the president branding the attack as an act of terrorism, but officials don't know quote whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist ors, foreign or domestic, or the fact of a malevolent individual. finding out -- that law enforcement is poring over as we speak. what officials are trying to get from the public, that's next. for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer. be ready with children's motrin. then you'll love lactose-free lactaid® it's 100% real milk that's easy to digest so you can fully enjoy the dairy you love. lactaid®. for 25 years, easy to digest. easy to love. >>> one of the first things the investigators said to the public, we need your help. anyone who has information along the posten marathon route and elsewhere, send us whatever information you have. no piece of information or detail is too sma
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Apr 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
said that "we have mobilized state resources to help local authorities." we also know the obama administration has been briefed on what has taken place here in west, texas. they are aware of the situation and monitoring the situation. the human toll, early estimates are that hundreds have been injured. officials are confirming that there are fatalities. however, they have not given a number of fatalities at this time. as charles hadlock just reported, this is a small town so they would not be equipped to handle the number of injured themselves. we have reports that a number of people have gone to waco, texas. they are reporting they are treating a number of burn injuries, which would be consistent with the nature of this kind of explosion. in terms of some other effects of this devastating blast, officials have closed i-35. that is the main interstate into and out of west, texas. they have also issued a no-fly zone of a three-mile radius around that area. the concern is of a secondary explosion taking place, which of course could affect aircraft. there are also concerns about to
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Apr 23, 2013 10:00am PDT
votes and his dragging feet, they felt, in fact on the writing of obama care. >> let's start with the gun vote, andrea, that you mentioned. max baucus was asked why he voted against background checks. and gave a one-word answer, montana. which made everyone, including myself, believe that he was running for re-election. that this was about his politics in a state. trace it back to health care. i asked him, is there a less popular democratic senator in the white house than max baucus. there aren't a lot. if there are any, this is someone who has been a bur in the side of the white house, particularly on health care. the way in which the health care debate played out. baucus was someone who wanted to control the bill. the white house sort of of ceded it to him and then it looked like it wasn't going to be what they wanted it led to a vast story in 2009-2010, the battle over health care. max baucus was at the heart of that. i would say just very quickly, andrea, five of the six democratic committee chairman in the senate are retiring. if that doesn't tell you something about the nature o
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Apr 17, 2013 10:00pm PDT
authorities. we have also learned that the obama administration has been briefed on everything that's happening and they are continuing to monitor this to see what resources may be necessary through fema." they would be administered there. again, following this breaking news out of texas, hundreds injured and certainly fatalities. also a number of homes and businesses damaged. essentially an entire community affected by a massive plant explosion that occurred earlier this evening. we're going to continue following this. please stay with us. ed security, we consider ourselves business optimizers. how? by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-class monitoring centers, thousands of qualified technicians, and a personal passion to help protect your business. when your business is optimized like that, there's no stopping you. we are tyco integrated security. and we are sharper. mr. wiggles and curling irons. for the little mishaps you feel, use neosporin to help you heal. it kills germs so you heal f
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Apr 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
ameritrade. >>> here's what's happening. president obama will be traveling to texas later this week where he will attend a memorial service from last week's explosion at a fertilizer plant that left 14 people dead and 200 injured. world health officials say there is no evidence that the new bird flu strain in china is spreading from person to person. the latest figures show 105 people are sick, 21 have died. gas prices are down. up 11 cents per gallon according to the survey. back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." the tsarnaev brothers, still an unfolding puzzle for all of us. what exactly motivated these two brothers? we're learning more every day. one brother in particular, tamerlan, became increasingly radicalized over the last several years. we know now that the russian government expressed concern about him back in 2011. they warned the fbi he was a follower of radical islam. the fbi's investigation never turned up anything significant. tsarnaev traveled to the troubled region of dagestan for six months. it's where his parents live. it's a hub of jihadist recruitme
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Apr 22, 2013 10:00pm PDT
, a silence that was heard and observed as far away as the white house. here is president obama at 2:50 p.m. today. people across the state of massachusetts including at the police station in watertown where the second suspect was finally caught on friday night observed that moment of silence. a s.w.a.t. team officer that made the arrest, actually made that arrest, described the suspect's condition when they found him in the boat. >> when we were moving up to the boat, he was actually laying down on the side of the boat, one leg out, one hand out. >> did he say anything to you? >> i don't think he had energy to say anything. once we got him on the ground, he was complying, going in and out of consciousness. >> the final pursuit of the suspect began thursday night when police received reports of the murder of m.i.t. police officer sean collier. i reached the victim of the carjacking this weekend, and he understandably and politely declined to answer questions about his experience, but he did tell me police did a great job. they are very serious, they are helpful. they saved my life. t
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Apr 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT
ameritrade. >>> the white house flag is at half-staff today as are all american flags. president obama lowering them lowered until saturday night. nbc white house correspondent pete alexander is there. what's the latest? >> reporter: toure, just a matter of moments ago, within the last 20 minutes, we saw the president on the south lawn at the white house continuing with his daily activities. today that included honoring the sprint cup champion. that's a nascar champion for those who aren't familiar with car racing. suffice to say he was well aware of the circumstances, the unique circumstances of this day as a senior administration official said to be moments ago. we are resilient and life goes on. he said specifically, america goes on. here's what the president said a matter of moments ago. >> events have a way of intervening. i know the entire nascar family shares with me just an incredible sense of loss. we mourn the victims. we pray for their loved ones. and rest assured as i said today, we'll continue to say until it gets done, we're going to uncover whoever it is that was respons
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Apr 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
point is how responsible the debate largely has been amongst policy makers, from president obama, to governor deval patrick, the message rightly has been one of resilience, inspired, i think, by the resilience of the people of boston. >> should we care whether it's terrorism in the sense of what the motivations were, whether they were ideological or political in some way, does that matter in terms how we, as a society, think about how to prevent it, how we should charge or punish the person who did it? >> it matters because we are a nation who has a particular relationship with violence, so, once something is defined as terrorism, it changes our relationship to how we think about who the perpetrator will be, depending on who is caught so that if the perpetrator is white and male, it will not be the kind of -- we will not think about it in terms of terrorism as if he were muslim. that's just the reality of how we think about terrorism. it becomes the -- >> we call timothy mcveigh a terrorist, don't we? >> we call timothy mcveigh a terrorist, but we do not deal with white men in americ
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Apr 19, 2013 3:00pm PDT
training during a trip overseas last year. meanwhile, president obama has summoned his entire national security team to the white house and is tracking developments from the situation room. as we wait for this press conference, let's go live to nbc's michael isikoff reporting from the scene in watertown where he's been all day. michael, what's the status of the manhunt now and what can you tell us about these homemade bombs that have been recovered? >> reporter: well first of all, we expect to get the briefing of the status any moment now and there are indications that at least some of the information that was given out by police earlier today about the timeline events is going to be revised and we're going to be learning that there may have been some inaccurate information, at least about the origins of this. but we're waiting to hear that and we'll get -- we should get confirmation shortly. but what we have been told -- >> we're seeing some people getting out of the cars now, michael. so we may be near the press conference time. but go ahead. >> right. right. right. but in a
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Apr 24, 2013 4:00pm PDT
trying to pin the blame on the obama administration here. here's senator lindsey graham trying to, as usual, tying it to benghazi to make the point the administration is letting its guard down. he's always talking about benghazi. now he's tying it to boston with benghazi. this has become almost an m.o. with him. let's watch. >> something's not right here. i don't want to be judgmental, but i want to make sure that we're safe. >> yeah. >> between benghazi and boston, we're going backward in national security. this adds administration is letting its guard down and it's beginning to show. >> well, more aggressive and more partisan still is republican congressman tom cotton today. he went further. he compared the record of the last four years under president obama negatively to that of president george w. bush. interesting choice there. let's listen to his conclusion. >> in barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the united states under barack obama. the boston marathon bomber, the underwear bomber, the times square bomber, the ft. hood shooter, and in my
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Apr 23, 2013 2:00am PDT
to mark the time when the first bomb exploded. president obama also noted the time at the white house as did traders on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams has the very latest. >> at 2:38 last monday afternoon, 11 minutes before the first bomb goes off the fbi says, a surveillance camera catches dzhokhar tsarnaev and tamerlan tsarnaev walking towards the finish line with backpacks, a second and crucial piece of video, the fbi says, comes from a surveillance camera mounted on this restaurant. at 2:42, court documents say the still unreleased video shows dzhokhar tsarnaev with a backpack walked towards the scene of a second bombing. at 2:45, he slips his backpack off. still photos show the backpack on the ground at his feet. when the first bomb goes off, the fbi says, the video shows the crowd looking towards the finish line in alarm. but the fbi says tsarnaev virtually alone among the individuals in front of the strauvent appears calm. he walks away, it says, without his backpack, and ten seconds later, the second bomb goes off i
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Apr 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
obama's slaft dinner dates continues tonight. this time it is with the women of the senate. how much could these meals be the ticket to some deals? no evidence yet. >>> a bonanza of second chance surprises. mark sanford blazing a trail, trying to make old faces new again. but can any of these folks actually get elected again? >>> good morning from washington. i'm chuck todd. this is your tuesday edition of "the daily rundown." it is april 23rd. right to my first reads of the morning. >>> 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev who was shot in the head, neck, leg and hands according to newly released documents, has been officially charged with using a weapon of mass destruction that resulted in three deaths and more than 170 injuries. he's also been charged with malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. both charges carry the death penalty as a maximum sentence. tsarnaev was read his miranda rights in a brief bedside session in the intensive care unit at boston's beth israel hospital. the appearance began when a magistrate judge asked a doctor whether he wa
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